|Kissing - The Edison Company|
Public kissing was greatly frowned upon during the uptight Victorian era, when this scene was produced in Thomas Edison's new glass-topped studio in New York City. As a result, the movie was banned in most areas (which of course, only made it more popular). Sadly, the two lovers have come down through history as unknowns, but their behavior is most familiar. In their day, this popular sport was called "sparkin'" if it took place inside (usually in the parlor), or "spoonin'" if committed outdoors...
Keywords: stock footage; historic; sex; kissing; kiss; lovers; romance
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|May Irwin Kiss - Thomas Edison|
This "racy" scene is from the New York stage comedy, "The Widow Jones," in which May Irwin and John Rice starred. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, the actors staged their kiss for the camera at the request of the New York World newspaper, and the resulting film was the most popular Edison Vitascope film in 1896. The Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Rights information here: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westres.html http://www.loc...
Keywords: stock footage; historic; 1896; Rice, John; Irwin, May (1862-1938); early cinema; Thomas Edison; kissing; The Widow Jones; New York
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